When awarded social security, do you have pay long term disibility insurance any overpayments from SSI?

Recieving long term disibility insurance, but had to retire and apply for SSI. They won’t cut my insurance in half once awarded,.What does long term disability and have to do with each other?

Asked on July 13, 2010 under Insurance Law, Georgia

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

SSI, or Supplemental Security Income is paid from different funds than Social Security.  Social Security has a different test for you to qualify. To determine which impacts the other and how to get the most benefits, you need to contact the Social Security Administration and go over your award from Social Security as well as your previous benefits from SSI to determine which is going to rule the other.  Both Social Security Disability Program and SSI are disability programs but each has different qualifiers and eligbility requirements.  If you are worried about your benefits, try contacting legal aid or the bar in your state to locate low cost or no cost legal help to at least go over your qualifications to ensure you continue your application or reward through the correct program.


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